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Author Archive: ColonelFrog

Colonel Frog is a long time science fiction and fantasy fan. He loves reading novels in the field, and he also enjoys watching movies (as well as reading lots of other genre books).

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The Doc’s in town.

September 14, 2012 | By | Reply More
The Doc’s in town.

No, the other Doc – the Doctor. Indeed, it’s time for some more BBC-led teasing for Saturday’s new series Doctor Who, pardner. The West is about get a lot wilder, and more wibbly-wobbly-westy, no doubt.

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First worlds discovered around Sun-like stars in a cluster.

September 14, 2012 | By | Reply More
First worlds discovered around Sun-like stars in a cluster.

NASA-funded astronomers have, for the first time, spotted planets orbiting sun-like stars in a crowded cluster of stars. The findings offer the best evidence yet planets can sprout up in dense stellar environments. Although the newfound planets are not habitable, their skies would be starrier than what we see from Earth. The starry-skied planets are […]

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Kill him by ten in the AM or you’re dead too!

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Kill him by ten in the AM or you’re dead too!

And that about sums up this mafia old boys movie, Stand-up Guys, where Al Pacino is a mobster just released from jail after sixty years, and Christopher Walken is his best friend tasked with whacking him out. This movie ain’t sleeping with the fishes, but after TV series like the Wire, it’s certainly a return […]

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US Sub mutineers go seasteading.

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US Sub mutineers go seasteading.

Here comes an interesting-looking new near-future scifi series to TV, Last Resort. The crew of the U.S. Navy’s largest most advanced nuclear submarine, the USS Colorado, gets orders out of the blue to empty every nuke they carry on Pakistan. When the sub’s skipper, Captain Marcus Chaplin (actor Andre Braugher), asks for clarification of the […]

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More Skyfall Bondage.

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More Skyfall Bondage.

Skyfall is coming our way at the end of the month, so here’s a new poster for the latest James Bond film. After a mission in Turkey goes bad, James Bond is believed to be dead, and worse, his cover has blown on the internet (damn you, Wikileaks). When MI5 is attacked, Bond rescues M […]

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Are we fitted to the times?

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Are we fitted to the times?

Ah, the rousing music and the raw themes of history and one of its greatest sons. Steven Spielberg’s Lincoln is here. Watch the new full trailer for the film and tell me that this is not the movie that Steven Spielberg was fitted to the times to create?

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Don’t blame the zombies.

September 14, 2012 | By | Reply More
Don’t blame the zombies.

There’s a new trailer for the Walking Dead, in which the living bigots once again prove their prejudices against their non-life’d citizens. Shocking stuff. One day Rick and his band of marauding killers will be held to account. Or eaten. Probably eaten. Thanks to SFX for bringing this piece of gruesome evil to our attention.

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Curiosity mission as Spielberg would have done it.

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Curiosity mission as Spielberg would have done it.

We’ve all seen the recent footage of the landing on Mars from NASA. It was great, if a little low-res. Enter film maker Bard Canning who has taken the footage, cleaned it up, and made an amazing HD movie of how the landing would have looked if we had sent Spielberg to the Red Planet […]

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The other new Judge Dredd film.

September 13, 2012 | By | Reply More
The <i>other</i> new Judge Dredd film.

While Karl Urban is riding his Lawmaker and grunting and growling his way through the new District 9-styled MegaCity, spare a thought for the other Judge Dredd film slowly working its way to full production. This is a fan film called Judge Minty. For those of you who didn’t follow the classic comic back in […]

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Harper Voyager goes a-hunting new talent.

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Harper Voyager goes a-hunting new talent.

Book publishing scifi super-power Harper Voyager in the United Kingdom, United States and Australia are launching a joint venture aiming to offer aspiring writers the chance to join their global science fiction and fantasy imprint. Harper Voyager is offering new writers the chance to submit full, unagented manuscripts for a limited two-week period. The publisher […]

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